Welcome to The Paw Report! My name is Rachel, and I write the posts for this page. I originally started over on Twitter (and you can still find me there!) and I also have a personal twitter account, but this blog is where you will find my longer musings on animal welfare and animal law topics. I also began a separate website for movies and books called Serpent Club.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico, and I am a law graduate of St. John’s University.
When I first entered law school, I was unsure of where I’d like my career to go. After joining the school’s Animal Law Society as a first year student, and attending an animal law conference at Lewis and Clark Law School during my second year, I aligned my passion for animal rights with my education.
I was a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee for a few years, where, among other things, I helped draft comments in support or in opposition to proposed legislation or rules. Following that, I was a non-voting member of the Committee for one year. I have also worked in the television industry as a transcriber for various reality TV shows and as a post-production assistant for a documentary series that aired on the Discovery Network. I’ve also had the best job ever, which is dog walker!
Currently, I’m working as a contract attorney on various e-discovery projects. I am a former Managing Editor and contributor over at Species and Class.
I am an avid reader; I read over 100 books a year. My favorite genre is horror. But I also read many animal-themed books for review and blogging. Please reach out to me if you’d like me to review or promote your book.
I went in vegan in January 2013 and my only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I currently live in Manhattan. I have two rescue cats: the frisky Raskolnikov, who is deaf and may have a mild form of cerebellar hypoplasia, and a petulant kitty named Lana (unfortunately doesn’t live with me anymore), who is allergic to everyone – including humans!
This page was last updated on March 9, 2020.